19 Sep Hulu Talks About the Challenges of Live Streaming Video One Year Later [Streaming Media]
By Troy Dreier
September 18, 2018 | Subscription service Hulu added live streaming channels in beta in May 2017, and one thing the company has learned is that live video is a far bigger challenge than on-demand. Hulu will begin a series of blog posts that highlight its live video workflow and explore the challenges of providing live channels. The company gave StreamingMedia.com an exclusive first look at its findings.
Hulu’s live video workflow starts with ingesting over 1,000 feeds from stations around the country. This includes owned and operated affiliates and smaller family-owned stations. Getting reliable live streams was the first major challenge. At the start, a computer being accidentally unplugged at a local station could cause an outage; Hulu now has redundancies in place.
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